3Play 4800 - Top Features

Budget-saving, Space-crushing Integrated Sports Production

Replace multiple racks of space-wasting components - while saving on the investments to procure them, and the additional crew to operate them - with a single 4U rack mount solution. Hardware console control, 8-camera ISO recording, 200 hours of HD storage and playback, pristine slow-motion, multi-camera replay switching, media publishing, highlights creation, camera shading and more are all included in one integrated sports production solution, trimming your equipment list - and making the most of your budget.


Standalone Venue Production

Venues with a bare-bones video setup can now provide a thrilling fan experience, producing the entire show in-house with just one system. No elaborate switching setup required. Plug in 8 cameras to capture the action of any sport - and a big display to project it - and 3Play 4800 can switch the game; roll clips, effects, overlays and transitions; use a network connection to pull in titles and scoreboard feeds; and publish game highlights directly to social networks as they happen.


Multi-Angle Capture

Choose to customize your camera coverage, and capture everything for post as needed. For intense action, redundant capture of up to 4 live video sources doubles ISO recordings and protects your assets. Need more angles? Standard mode lets you record up to 8 live video sources, simultaneously at native resolution, in high-quality QuickTime files ready for rapid-turnaround postproduction.


Live Replay Monitoring & Switching

Keep all the action right in front of you and the audience, with built-in, multi-view monitoring and switching of every live video source and captured content channel. Preview and switch between every angle simultaneously from either the UI or the controller. Don’t just cut - serve up the best shot at the perfect moment to pump up the crowd, with custom animated transitions and 3D warping video effects. You just can’t get that kind of live editing and creative freedom anywhere else.


Auto Color Match

Add more outdoor production to your roster without adding a dedicated camera shading operator. Precise color correction capabilities are not only built in with extensively customizable proc amp controls, but also automated to remove visual uncertainty and provide picture calibration across camera signals for the duration of the game - even when lighting fluctuates.


Automation & Control

With every element you add to your production, now gain more efficiency and less complexity. Macros streamline processes, with one-click recall of complicated or frequently performed actions and sequences - while MIDI compatibility extends countless commands to your own compatible off-the-shelf devices, easily “single-click” operated by any novice or specialist on your crew. Built-in support for Advanced Media Protocol (AMP) further enhances remote operation and control of clip and playlist operations by third-party systems.


Side-by-side Playback

Precise, multi-angle replay is exciting for fans, and often necessary for officials. Both game-clock overlay for verification, and picture-in-picture simultaneous playback for comparison, make it possible for refs (and conferences) to make the tough decisions, while audiences relive the drama and analysts provide the deeper story for novice fans.


Slo-mo and Multi-Speed Playback

Replay more dramatically – in real time, hyperspeed, or slo-mo, with razor-sharp clarity produced by a breakthrough super-resolution algorithm, using your standard HD and SD cameras on hand. Pre-set or manual operation with T-Bar-controlled playback and rates from -200% to 200% satisfy fan appetites at every speed.


Social Sports

Go beyond the big screen and the bleachers in ways that other replay systems won't allow. Instantly distribute content for second-screen sports and third-screen social engagement so viewers can connect your highlights with friends, followers, and the rest of your tribe in real time. One-touch publishing directly to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube lets you take pre-game energy, live action or post-game celebration and analysis viral – and become the talk of this generation’s water cooler.


Maximum Clip Efficiency

It’s up to your crew to log and navigate through hundreds of clips during every game and not miss a play. Cut up to 30% of your key entry, list-scanning and data-mining during crunch time with 3Play 4800’s FastClip information window. Enter and edit metadata, tag clips, search for, filter and categorize assets, to simplify the content workflow and intuitively handle assets fast and accurately.


High-end Visuals Built In

Get the highest production value for no additional investment. Boost your brand to look better for fans and sponsors with high-impact design elements built right in like real-time cloth transitions, 3D video warping and image transformations. Build your own with the Animation Store Creator application included, add even more sizzle to replays and highlight reels with custom full-color, animated transitions complete with alpha channel and embedded audio.


Real-time Overlays

Layer on unprecedented visual capabilities and drive more audience engagement with less extraneous equipment. Display, position, scale and crop any live or pre-produced video, animation, motion graphics, or network input source such as telestration keyed right over live programming. Any possibility you can come up with to push creative boundaries with custom-branded, sponsor-provided, or team-specific compositions, without additional hardware.


In-game Highlights Editing

Instantly create sequences of top plays, turning-point decisions and epic encounters for in-show replay or post-game sharing. Per-clip settings for audio and playback speed, custom transitions and background music let you transform your playlist into a highlight package that gives ticket holders, home viewers, and social fans more than just the game.


Workflow Integration

Complement any gear you already have in place and preserve existing investments. Access additional cameras with upstream routers. SDKs and interoperation with multiple applications, scoreboard feeds, MAM platform support and devices over the local network keep conflicts out of your workflow. Additionally, compatible NewTek TriCasters are network-aware and automatically recognize, connect and configure, send commands and tally status to, and orchestrate or automate entire segments across a network shared with 3Play 4800.


Failsafe and Redundancy

Anything can happen during the excitement of a live sports event. With redundant capture, a second power supply, playback failsafe, and hot-swappable storage, 3Play 4800 can stand up to plenty of surprises and keep you at the top of your game.

 

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